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English definition of “bury/have your head in the sand”

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bury/have your head in the sand

to refuse to think about unpleasant facts, although they will have an influence on your situation: You've got to face facts here - you can't just bury your head in the sand.
Translations of “bury/have your head in the sand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃避現實,不願意面對現實…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃避现实,不愿意面对现实…
(Definition of bury/have your head in the sand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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